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I came across an article by Sarah Olle from Fox Sports about team benchmarks for the upcoming season. We all know clubs need luck on the injury front and sometimes a season doesn’t always go to plan for one reason or another. With a fit and healthy list we are more than capable of making the preliminary final again despite a challenging fixture in my opinion. 

Sarah won’t be the only person in the media expecting us to be a genuine premiership contender in 2019. Personally, I feel Sarah’s pass mark is a bit high. 

I’m interested to read members’ benchmarks on here for 2019 and this discussion is not intented about Goodwin walking should we finish 8th. 

Mods, please feel free to merge if this has been covered elsewhere.

MELBOURNE
AFTER years of hell, the Demons are not only back to being relevant, but a genuine premiership contender. And after winning two finals in 2018 the club is on track to go one better and make the Grand Final. While the Demons lost Jesse Hogan to Fremantle, they added star defender Steven May (Gold Coast) to their list. Plus Jake Lever will be ready to go, after recovering from an ACL injury. There’s plenty of reason to get excited if you’re a Melbourne fan — and 2019 could be the drought breaking year.
Pass mark: Second or higher

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We should aim to improve each year, if we wish to be respected as THE Melbourne Football Club

We must challenge for that Cup next year. 

Top 4 must be the First Hurdle...

The Crowds will come

We represent a City

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46 minutes ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

I think a pass mark is top four finish in the regular season and then to make a prelim. B

Making the Grand Final. A

Winning the Grand Final. A+

I'll go for top 5.

At this stage, all teams are looking to improve in 2019, and things do happen...  some luck plays a part here or there, and screaming from the top of a hill will not help, but might hinder, especially at this early stage.

 

I want our players hungry, but with a little fear of failure...  instead of expectations, and entitlements.

 

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1 hour ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

I think a pass mark is top four finish in the regular season and then to make a prelim. B

Making the Grand Final. A

Winning the Grand Final. A+

Completely agree. Top 4 should and I'm sure is, the goal for next year.

If we get some luck at the pointy end and with injuries, our system improves (with natural improvement from our young list) and we hold our nerve, we're a big chance at going all the way in 2019 or 2020.

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3 hours ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

I think a pass mark is top four finish in the regular season and then to make a prelim. B

Making the Grand Final. A

Winning the Grand Final. A+

Yep. Top 4 is pass mark. That said a lot has to go right and not much wrong to achieve it. 

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Top 4, a double chance and home finals.   

We made a prelim so the next pass mark is to make it to the big dance. 

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Top 4 with a real chance of finishing 1 or 2 plus a home prelim

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My pass mark will be no greater than one or two 20-30+ point losses max. So playing to win every single quarter. Obviously a tonne of close losses will be a fail if they're against weaker teams, but if we win all of the games we should and have a health balance of close wins/losses against good opponents then we'll be in good stead for the finals, we'll be good enough to really push deep into the finals and potentially win a prelim. Close prelim game is the finals pass mark I suppose. I don't want any of that Hawthorn & Collingwood nonsense  repeated next year. If we have an off day, we better back it up with a fierce response. Should put us on track to win about 15/16 games.

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Just lost 50 goals plus gimme in Hogan, Gained a full back who can play, Does a good defence beat a great offence? i dunno.

Top four and see what happens with injuries..........

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7 hours ago, old dee said:

Top Four and playing in a preliminary final anything less is IMO a poor result.

You can't be serious, some of our supporters are getting far to ahead of themselves

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3 minutes ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

You can't be serious, some of our supporters are getting far to ahead of themselves

We played in one this year why would you accept less? 

Are you happy to go backwards in 2019?

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11 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I came across an article by Sarah Olle from Fox Sports about team benchmarks for the upcoming season. We all know clubs need luck on the injury front and sometimes a season doesn’t always go to plan for one reason or another. With a fit and healthy list we are more than capable of making the preliminary final again despite a challenging fixture in my opinion. 

Sarah won’t be the only person in the media expecting us to be a genuine premiership contender in 2019. Personally, I feel Sarah’s pass mark is a bit high. 

I’m interested to read members’ benchmarks on here for 2019 and this discussion is not intented about Goodwin walking should we finish 8th. 

Mods, please feel free to merge if this has been covered elsewhere.

MELBOURNE
AFTER years of hell, the Demons are not only back to being relevant, but a genuine premiership contender. And after winning two finals in 2018 the club is on track to go one better and make the Grand Final. While the Demons lost Jesse Hogan to Fremantle, they added star defender Steven May (Gold Coast) to their list. Plus Jake Lever will be ready to go, after recovering from an ACL injury. There’s plenty of reason to get excited if you’re a Melbourne fan — and 2019 could be the drought breaking year.
Pass mark: Second or higher

PREMIERS !!NOTHING BUT NOTHING ELSE WILL DO! PERIOD!

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I'll be happy to play finals again.  Finals is a bare pass.  Top four a good pass.  The GF would be awesome.  I don't think it's reasonable to demand a top 2 finish given how much luck and other factors can influence the results.  One unfortunate game could be the difference between top two and not. 

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Top four and prelim.

I’ll begrudingly be happy with a 5-8 finish if we go on to win the flag 😎

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A pass mark is to make the finals, that's for every team. Realistically we should be aiming for the grand final.

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21 hours ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

I think a pass mark is top four finish in the regular season and then to make a prelim. B

Making the Grand Final. A

Winning the Grand Final. A+

This. 

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Missing the finals is a failure now but even then there could be injury reasons for that.

So making finals is a pass.  Winning finals is a reasonable expectation, top 4 a good result - last year was really ahead of expectations.

Flag is definitely possible and that's a great position to be in.

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18 hours ago, willmoy said:

Just lost 50 goals plus gimme in Hogan, Gained a full back who can play, Does a good defence beat a great offence? i dunno.

Top four and see what happens with injuries..........

Watch what the Weid does next year. His kicking action, pack crashing and contested marks are far superior to Hogans and I reckon he's gonna rip it apart in 2019. His body is ready, and the supply from the midfield will be as good as its been in decades I reckon with Kolo in the frame. Sure, he'll never be able to cover ground like Hogan did but who cares, he's a true KPF. Someone else can run the park. 

Top 4 regular finish and playing a GF is my pass mark (and why not, we've been upwardly trending for years now, no reason that cant or wont continue just cause we're at the pointy end now) 

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13 hours ago, picket fence said:

PREMIERS !!NOTHING BUT NOTHING ELSE WILL DO! PERIOD!

Ever considered changing your name to "PICKET FENCE !!!!!"?

I can imagine saying it in Bruce Gushaveneys growly voice...........

 

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